Wednesday, November 05, 2008

An Exciting Moment in History


18 comments:

Momisodes said...

What an amazing night it was yesterday. It was indeed history in the making. :)

Jeanna said...

When can we take Jimmy off of suicide watch?

C said...

Momisodes:
My new hospital roomie and I were keeping up to date via text messages that her friends were sending re: the election. It was so funny because neither of us ordered cable TV (at $10/day and if I'm here until the baby is born...I think I can do without TV). We were cheering each time we got a text message update...kind of like how one would cheer at a football or hockey game! Crazy! What an exciting night indeed! I'm going to try to see if I can find Obama's speech on YouTube or something.

C said...

Jeanna:
I was JUST thinking about that!!! After my initial excitement over the fact that Obama made history, I immediately thought of poor Jimmy. ;) I cannot imagine what he is going through right now.

Autumn's Mom said...

Thanks for keeping an eye on us :) We were pretty excited last night.

Starshine said...

It was quite a historic moment for America!

Jeanna said...

I can. I felt the same way eight years ago.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I've never been this hopeful before at the election of a candidate. I was talking to my step mom today, and she said the same thing. Here I thought I was being all gen-x, and it looks like a LOT of people believe in this guy, who haven't really believed in anyone before.

I hope he can make us proud of ourselves again. I have not been at all proud of many of my government's decisions these last 8 years. Hell, the last 20. I'm not partisan on that one!

Poor Jimmy. I'd buy him a drink if I could. But yay for the country!

Uncivil said...

Yes, I so excited I could go into cardiac arrest! I need one of those huge blow-up Kool-Aid pitchers to put in the front yard!!!

C said...

AM:
It sure was hard NOT to hear about all the election news up here :) American news always makes news up here anyway.

It sounds bad, but I was more excited about the American election than the Canadian one!

P.S. The word verification is: fatiothigh (I don't know why, but I just thought it was funny!) :)

C said...

Starshine:
I haven't had a chance to listen to Obama's speech yet. I've been meaning to all day, but it's been crazy with nurses coming in and out of the room and other stuff going on. I'm going to check YouTube to see if I can find it on there.

I'm curious to see how things will develop from here on in. It must have been a very energy-filled night with all the anticipation.

C said...

Jeanna:
I was thinking of you, J and Jimbo as we awaited the final results. I thought it was so interesting how a lot of us here were really excited about the news...and we're not American! We really do seem to follow up on events happening in the States. Like I've said before, we get a lot of news coverage from the States here. It's funny because most of my American friends have no idea of what is going on in Canada. I don't know if it's just lack of interest or what.

caninecologne said...

Yes, indeed. What a history night! One minute we were watching TV and the electoral votes were still being posted, then literally one second later (this was at 8 pm), the screen flashed, "President Elect Barack Obama"! We all started clapping and cheering. I hope the US can begain to regain its respect from the world again. The country went downhill with "W". No more Bush, thank goodness.

word verification:
lamake

caninecologne said...

oops. i meant 'historic' night.

C said...

J:
Wow! I can only imagine how you must have felt watching as the news unfolded! It had an impact on me too, and I'm not American! There was just this really strong feeling of hope. Amazing.

I watched Obama's speech online and was really moved by what he had to say. I cried (yeah...I'd blame it on being pregnant and hormonal, but I'd probably cry regardless)!

It makes me wonder though...why is it that this has had an impact/impression on many Canadians like myself? Certainly, many of my American friends don't even know that Canada has a Prime Minister and not a president! :) I always wondered why American news has such an importance in the lives of Canadians. I used to think it was because we were neighbours, so inevitably we knew what was going on in each other's countries. That's not the case though since some of the people I met while vacationing in the States often ask me questions like "Does it always snow in Canada?", "Do you go to work in the winter?" (assuming that we're always snow-bound), "Do you take skidoos to work or dog sleds?", "Are the Mounties really your policemen?", "How do the Mounties catch criminals if they're on horses?". "Do you speak Canadian in Canada?". It sounds crazy, but people have ACTUALLY asked me those questions!!!

C said...

Jimmy:
Awwww! Well, J said she'd buy you a beer if she could! ;)

C said...

Canine:
Yes, I'm curious to see how things go from here on in. I honestly hope that he doesn't get assassinated during his term in office. It's pretty scary if you think of it. He's got a lot of supporters, but he's also got a lot of people who are so against him that there have already been plots to assassinate him.

I just hope that never happens.

caninecologne said...

hi ci - i was thinking the same thing. it's terrible that there are groups of people out there with that type of mindset (killing a world leader)

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